Men of Boys Town

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Movie Info

Father Edward Flanagan (Spencer Tracy), head of the Boys Town home for troubled boys, attends the trial of young Ted Martley (Larry Nunn), a paraplegic charged with murdering a guard at the Marysport reformatory. When Ted confides that Marysport is corrupt and brutal, the priest takes him to Boys Town, where he places him with his protégé, Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney). Later visiting Marysport, Whitey gets involved with a young delinquent and witnesses how bad the conditions are there.

Cast & Crew

Spencer Tracy
Father Flanagan
Mickey Rooney
Whitey Marsh
Larry Nunn
Ted Martley
Henry O'Neill
Mr. Maitland
Mary Nash
Mrs. Maitland
Lee J. Cobb
Dave Morris
Herbert Stothart
Original Music
Harold Rosson
Cinematographer
Fredrick Y. Smith
Film Editor
Ben Lewis
Film Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
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Critic Reviews for Men of Boys Town

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

  • Like its predecessor Boys Town, this one carries socko entertainment for wide general appeal, including plenty of tear-jerking and sentimental episodes to blur the eyes of the most calloused.

    October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

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  • Father Flanagan's colony for homeless boys near Omaha, Neb., was served very well by Metro in its memorable Boys Town, but that service is in no way duplicated by the sequel.

    March 25, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Pretty soggy stuff.

    October 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The movie, of a huge human interest, sometimes borders the melodrama and presents barbarian brutality situations that reach the most intimate of feelings. [Full review in Spanish]

    September 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • If there hadn't been a previous story, this might have done better, but as it is with so many sequels, it doesn't reach the heights of the original.

    March 26, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Men of Boys Town

  • Jan 31, 2009
    It's Whitey, Pee Wee, Flip, Mo, Pete and Bohunk. Not quite as sappy as it's predecessor, <i>The Men of Boys Town</i> chronicles the continuing saga of Father Flanagan and his innovative home for troubled youth. Cheesy but sweet. *<i>NOTE</i>: The 'slow motion wrestling' is hilarious!
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